Karnataka, in south India, has a lot to offer. Unfortunately though, travel to Karanataka is often overlooked in favor of more popular places in Goa, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. Those who visit Karnataka's tourist places will be rewarded with a memorable mix of nature, history, beach.
These popular Karnataka tourist places shouldn't be missed.
Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, is a contemporary, fast growing, and prosperous place that's home to India's IT industry. It's full of young professionals and has a vibrant, cosmopolitan air about it. Many people love Bangalore, as it's a relatively relaxed city that's full of greenery and interesting buildings.
One of India's top historical destinations, the laid back village of Hampi was once the last capital of Vijayanagar, one of the greatest Hindu empires in India’s history. It has some extremely captivating ruins, intriguingly intermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape. The ruins, which date back to the 14th century, stretch for just over 25 kilometers (10 miles) and comprise more than 500 monuments. An incredible energy can be felt at this ancient place.
Charming Mysore has an impressive royal heritage, with the city's main tourist attraction being the imposing Mysore Palace. There are many other interesting buildings, palaces, and temples to see. Mysore is also an excellent place to shop for sandalwood, and study Ashtanga yoga. Visitors can even stay at the rambling Lalitha Mahal, a palace hotel in Mysore.